Thursday, November 24, 2011

Painted Wood Sign

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  If You Just Begin You Can Get Over The Hump!
If you have been reading my blog you know that I have been doing the P90X exercise program.  I'm very happy to say that I am still doing it!  I'm almost done with week 7 - yeah!!!!  I have encountered some days where my body is tired and telling me it needs to take a break.  I have to watch out though - because sometimes I can tell that it's my mind and not my body that is sending me this message!  When it is my body, I respect what it is telling me - which means I have taken about 3 days off from the program since I began and that has worked out fine so far.  When it is my mind it's a whole different story.  I can tell by the types of messages I'm hearing - things like "It's late and it will be past your bedtime by the time you finish your workout" or "wouldn't you just enjoy sitting on the couch and watching the tv instead of working out?" or "what harm would it do to just take one day off?  You can always catch up tomorrow!"  When I hear these types of messages I know that it is exactly the time to begin my workout!  What I find is that if I just begin, I can get over the hump of these negative voices in my mind and I end up feeling great from the workout and great that I didn't give in to the slacker in me :)  Can you tell the difference between the messages you are getting from your body and those that are coming from your mind?  Remember, if you just begin, you can get over the hump!!!!!
Today I wanted to share with you a gift that I make a lot when a friend or family member has a new baby!  I love making these painted signs for a child's door or room.  They feel very fun and personal to me.  Sometimes I just paint the letters directly on the wood piece.  This time I chose to purchase some wood letters (you could also die cut some thin wood panels with your Big Shot and an alphabet die!).  Making these signs also gives me a chance to play with paint, wood, wire and beads!  I even have a few of these signs around my home - ones that say things like "imagine" and "dream" and "believe."  Maybe I need to make a new one that says "you can get over the hump!" :)  Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

I think that's a very fun little project using those primary colors and the matching beads. Happy Turkey Day!